Grammy Award–winning music artist, actor and author
I believe anything we can do to make us more united in our vision and promote our common purpose will help every single one of us. By working with the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy, I believe we can all live up to Lincoln's promise of a more perfect union.
Tim McGraw has sold more than 80 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 45 worldwide No. 1 singles and 19 worldwide No. 1 albums. He’swon 3 Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards. His iconic career achievements include being a BDS Radio’s most played artist of the decade and the largest radio audience for the last decade for ALL music genres as well having a Most Played Song of the Decade for ALL music genres. He is the most played country artist at radio since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending 10 weeks or more at No. 1. Known for his high energy concerts, he is one of the top touring artists of all time including the record-setting “Soul2Soul” tours with his wife, Faith Hill.
An acclaimed actor, McGraw starred in and narrated the hit movie “The Shack” and co-wrote and performed the closing credit song for the Oscar winning documentary “Free Solo.” His other movie credits include blockbuster hits “Friday Night Lights” and “The Blind Side. McGraw co-authored the New York Times Best Seller, Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music that Made a Nation with Jon Meacham and authored his own fitness book Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life. As part of the host committee, McGraw welcomed the largest outdoor crowd in Nashville history to his performance at the 2019 NFL Draft. He also appeared in the NFL Tailgate Party for Super Bowl LII and the College Football Playoffs 2020. McGraw’s single with Tyler Hubbard, “Undivided” was featured in the 2021 Inauguration performance in the Emmy nominated, “Celebrating America,” which was seen across the world.